Sometimes I hear a pop song or a song from a movie soundtrack and think, "hmmm, I like that - I wouldn't mind if a student learned that song."
I'm talking about piano pieces that you can actually maybe learn some good piano technique in, or that maybe sound a little classical-ish. The good thing about these is that they could be great motivation for students who may not be so into classical music...and possibly a way to start to "convert" them to classical music :)
- most of the Pride and Prejudice soundtrack (although once you play one song you've played about half of them) :)
- that one song ("Married Life") from Disney's/Pixar's "Up" - the one that's a waltz
- Coldplay's Postcards from Far Away
- My Father's Favorite from the movie Sense & Sensibility (great movie by the way :))
What else do you have to add to the list?